Tedeschi Trucks Band – Signs
Format: CD – Vinyl – Digital / Label: Snakeskin Records – Fantasy Records
Releasedatum: 15 februari 2019
Tekst: Iain Patience
After a gap of around three years, following their last studio album, ‘Let Me Get By,’ Tedeschi Trucks Band have returned to the studio recording world with a genuinely excellent offering, ‘Signs.’ This is an album jammed to the rafters with clever, literate song-writing and the usual truly outstanding musicianship. Their old buddy, Warren Haynes, has teamed up on song-writing duties, but apart from that, this is a searing, self-penned, soaring bit of R&B with a soul echo, aided by the band’s driving horn section.
Trucks produced the album, which was recorded at their downtown, home-studio in Florida. Now about to take to the road on a punishing global tour, the band will be out promoting the album big-time. And on the basis of this wonderful eleven-track release, this could easily be one of those tours you just can’t afford to miss.
Trucks brings all his old, wily Allman Brothers’ slide guitar guile and class to the mix while Tedeschi’s voice is better than it may ever have been before. The result is a genuinely great album with every track pulling the listener along, caught in the glare of these musical headlights and highlights. Although it’s still a tad early in the new year, ‘Signs’ could well already be an album of the year, a simply stunning release that never wanes or dims with repeated run throughs.
Make no mistake, ‘Signs’ is a truly tremendous release from a band clearly working at the very highest levels of musical brilliance.
01. Signs, High Times
02. I’m Gonna Be There
03. When Will I Begin
04. Walk Through This Life
05. Strengthen What Remains
06. Still Your Mind
07. Hard Case
09. All The World
10. They Don’t Shine
11. The Ending
Website: Tedeschi Trucks Band
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